Historic Metropolitan Community Churches will Hold On-line Media Event on Evening of SCOTUS Decision

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Historic Metropolitan Community Churches will Hold Online Media Event on Evening of SCOTUS Decision

WHAT: MCC Media Event: Call in via Adobe Connect link

https://mccchurch.adobeconnect.com/communications_bemcc/

Log in with your name under “guest.” Click video and microphone icons at top left

WHEN: 6 pm Eastern time today 26 June 2015

WHO: Media, MCC members, and all Interested Parties may log in.

MCC Spokespeople: Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Rev. Elder Troy Perry

Rev. Dr. Jim Merritt

“Will the U.S. Constitution applies to every family?” asked the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, global Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. “We will either celebrate or mourn the SCOTUS decisions, but no matter what, we cannot rest until all people, regardless of race, gender identity, and sexual orientation are free to live without fear.”

The Rev. Troy Perry, founder of Metropolitan Community Churches said, “Metropolitan Community Churches have been working for legal marriages for almost 50 years. Every Valentine’s day we applied for licenses. We married couples at Pride marches. We performed thousands of marriages in our churches, and we never gave up and never will until all people are free!”

“The Court’s decision will inspire us to redouble our efforts to let the world know that discrimination is wrong—not just in marriage, but in employment and every walk of life,” said Rev. Elder Dr. Jim Merritt, Director for Marriage Equality for MCC’s Public Policy Team.

Rev. Elder Pat Bumgardner, Executive Director of the Global Justice Institute. “MCC is on the cutting edge of ministry. In the United States, we help homeless LGBTQ youth and asylum seekers. Around the world, we are known as ‘The Human Rights Church.’ Whether in the United States, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, or Latin America, LGBTQ people deserve to live in peace, and be supported by fair laws.”